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weekend. this, as treasury secretary timothy geithner says the obama administration is willing to go over the fiscal cliff. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington with app update on all of this. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, not quite empty. a lot of lawmakers on a long weekend break. take a look at some of the frustrated constituents they'll face. a protest in baltimore over social security, not the check but the jobs. the people who work in the offices who fear there could be super long lines for taxpayers if, in fact, their jobs are cut in all of this. so where do we stand today? there's a hearing today on capitol hill. the joint economic committee hearing on what can be done for the fiscal cliff. treasury secretary timothy geithner says the administration is willing to go over the cliff, let taxes go up, let these taxes happen if republicans press the idea of no tax increases for the wealthy. the latest we've learned, president obama and house speaker john boehner have spoken by phone. no word on what they discussed or whether there are any meetings planned
us with more. >> this announcement by fema and the obama administration is receiving shock by all elected officials in maryland. earlier today on capitol hill senators pleaded once again with the fema director for help. >> come down from national geographic to take pictures how clean we are. they want to hear the songs. right now we're singing the blues and we're singing them loud and clear and we're singing them here. >> the senator speaks wednesday at a sub committee on hurricane sandy on capitol hill expressing sadness and disbelief that fema denied the state's request for individual assistance for the residents on the shore affected by superstorm sandy. another senator pointed out that the state was spared from the scene that happened to the north locations still received 30 inches of snow and some counties were destroyed by flooding. >> you are suffering as any part or any community of this storm with homes that are not hasn'table. >> they have pledged to appeal the denial democratic state senator of the 38th district has expressed outrage saying "i cannot remember a public p
allies, what then? >> well, that's the big -- that's part of the reason why the obama administration has done in the views of many so little toward getting president assad out, and that's because they are just really afraid. syria looks -- syria would be so much worse. you saw the break-up of iraq after the united states invasion in 2003. syria would be that times 10. and there's a lot of worry about what are you going to do with that? you have a worry about the slaughter of the allies in the mountains. you have to worry about just this whole break-up and who would govern this region that is so, so -- this country that is so critical for the whole region. but i do think, though, that chemical weapons would be sort of -- that -- i think for the obama administration, that's a line that they would have trouble defending their passivity so far if assad crossed. that's a hard one. it's hard for me to imagine them not doing anything. >> but given that they haven't really done very much over the past 21 months, and they haven't done very much at all, it's not implausible that they would not do
. that is certainly bad newings for a lot of people. >> it is. this announcement by fema and the obama administration is receiving shock from all elelingted officials in maryland who have some start of tie to the eastern shore. senators pleaded once again with the fema director for help. >> people woke up to this headline "u.s. denies aid to storm victims." this is the picture. >> the senator speaks wednesday at a sub committee on capitol hill expressing sadness and disbelief that fema denied the state's request for individual assistance for residents affected by superstorm sandy. also in attended was another senator who pointed out why the state was spared 30 inches of snow still fell and areas around the crab capitol were destroyed by flooding. >> if you live in parts of maryland you are suffering as much as any community in this storm. >> both the governor and fema director have pledged to appeal the denial, has expressed outrage saying "i cannot remember a public policy decision that more deeply grieves me than the denial of individual assistance aid to families, homes, easy businesses. as one of
. the obama administration says it is prepared to go off the fiscal cliff. let help spur a deal? new images of the duchess of cambridge leaving the hospital this morning with prince william at her side. a surety under fire for an incentive photo taken at a party. the students are not being disciplined. an investigation about thieves are gaining easy access to your rooms. music from john travolta and olivia newton-john getting a lot of attention this morning appeared that and much more when we get started on a thursday morning. >> scary. 6:53. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head ou >> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. these us some of the best -- these are some of the best. >> this morning we asked, do you think eating or putting on makeup should be included in distracted-driving fines? i love this one. [laughter] >> we will post more answers on our website, wbaltv.com. >> been there. here are some stories you'll find at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plu
administration prepared to go after the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. >> a source tells of president obama and john boehner spoke by phone. >> we cannot negotiate by ourselves. >> the hold up right now is that speaker boehner took a position, i think the day after the campaign, but said we're willing to bring in revenue but not increase rates. >> gridlock, 26 days and counting. >> no word on what the president and speaker boehner discussed, but given the fact that there has not been progress, just the fact they were on the phone represents a small development. >> still to come, he has been through hundreds of deals and no deals, has decided if america has talent, and now he is taking it all. howie mandel joins us about his new holiday game show. >> sunshine. clouds to the northwest. that is what we will watch. watch. is the fastest internet in america. just ask pc mag. [ male announcer #2 ] cable can't touch fios upload speeds. it's hard to imagine anyone ever beating fios. there's no doubt fios is the fastest in the country. [ male announcer #1 ] after 110,000 speed tests, nothing came cl
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